Stolen Babies

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Inspired by a 60 Minutes story, the made-for-cable Stolen Babies is the fact-based story of supposed "angel of mercy" Georgia Tann. Throughout the 1940s, Ms. Tann oversaw the adoption of children from her Tennessee orphanage. Since she was considered a pillar of the community, few questioned Tann's methods. Only when dedicated social worker Anne Beals began chipping away at Tann's respectable veneer did a terrible truth come to light. The principal selling angle of Stolen Babies was the way-against-type casting of Mary Tyler Moore as purse-lipped, bespectacled, quietly sinister Georgia Tann (not surprisingly, Moore won an Emmy for this chilling performance). Lea Thompson was more traditionally cast as the whistle-blowing Anne Beals. Stolen Babies first aired March 25, 1993, over the Lifetime Cable service. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Lea Thompson
as Annie Beales
Mary Tyler Moore
as Georgia Tann
Tom Nowicki
as Bascom Fields
Jenny Krochmal
as Mary Wester
Matt Berry
as Ronald Wester
Brett Rice
as Robert Taylor
Judson Vaughn
as Jasper Bell
Ken Jones
as Jim Wester
Clarinda Ross
as Claudia Bell
Edith Ivey
as Jane Hamm
Janell McLeod
as Postmistress
Terry Beaver
as Mr. Phelps
Dan Biggers
as Mr. Crump
Rebecca Wackler
as Nurse Higgins
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Reporter #1
Larry Black
as Reporter #2
Ed Grady
as Abe Walbauer
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  • Though loaded with pat plotting, the TV movie does say a mouthful about what was happening secretly during the post-WWII period in Memphis and surrounding areas.

    Feb 12, 2018 | Full Review…

    Tony Scott

    Variety
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